In our recent baby talk column, Sarah offered some great suggestions about how to limit our children’s processed sugar intake not just at Halloween, but also in daily life.
We are all somewhat aware that sugar isn’t good for us. But do we actually have any idea why? Can we list out any solid anti-sugar reasons? Not to worry, Green Queen to the rescue. Here are 10 reasons why you should avoid sugar as close to 100% of the time as possible.
1) Sugar makes you fatter. Sugar causes you to retain more water; to overproduce insulin which causes you to store all food intake as fat; to lower your body’s absorption of nutrients which means you don’t get any metabolic benefits of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, etc; it disrupts your hormonal system and without balances hormones maintaining a healthy weight is near-impossible; it dehydrates the body which makes it difficult to lose weight; it slows down the absorption rate of your food in your digestion system thereby causing bloating; it causes an extreme rise in blood sugar, causing the body to crave even more food and increase total calories consumed. read more
Welcome to Baby Talk!
Firstly, I wanted to say how excited I am to be a columnist on Green Queen! I love this blog and I think it is a much-needed resource. I think most of us want to be greener, especially once we become moms, and we all need some help and direction. I hope you will enjoy my columns as much as I will enjoy writing them.
Halloween is coming up in a couple of days so I thought it appropriate to write my first column about sugar. It’s all around us, especially on October 31st! read more
In a earlier post, Green Queen introduced the Green Halloween movement. We simply love it! Here, 10 reasons why Green Halloween is the right choice for your body and for the planet. Or, 10 facts to spout to your friends and family when they ask why you are joining Green Halloween!
- 1) Processed candy is NOT friendly to the environment – from the non biodegradable wrappers to the toxic preservatives, there is nothing Green about industrially produced candy. read more